The Arizona Diamondbacks officially named Brent Strom as their new pitching coach on Thursday. In his first media appearance as a member of the D-backs, Strom expressed gratitude towards the organization for this opportunity. “There was nothing that transpired with the Astros that created this move,” Strom stated. “It’s hard to explain. More of a gut feeling that my time there…

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Derek Montilla, occasionally known as The Mayor of PHNX, has covered the Arizona Diamondbacks beat for over 10 seasons. He's a career .093 hitter as an amateur with more errors than runs scored, so everyone decided that the press box was a better fit. The Arizona native is a diehard fan of all Valley sports and can also be found roaming free ringside at local pro wrestling shows.